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美联社新闻一分钟 2006-10-16

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1. Hawaii was hit hard early Sunday morning with a massive earthquake and several aftershocks. Preliminary measurement showed the quake at a magnitude of 6.5. A town on the west coast of the Big Island was the hardest hit. Power was out across the state as a result. There are unconfirmed reports of injuries.

2. The US continues its pressure on North Korea to stop work on a nuclear weapons program. US Ambassador John Bolton says China should respond by halting all food and energy aids to North Korea.

3. Two leading Republican senators called Sunday for a new strategy in Iraq, saying the situation is getting worse. This comes following a weekend of increased sectarian violence north of Baghdad. A marine1 and 4 US soldiers died, making this month one of the deadliest for American forces since the 2003 invasion.

4. A Ukrainian baker2 presented his young bride with an unusual gift - a wedding dress made out of pastries3. The crafty4 groom5 spent two months designing and baking the dress for his future bride, which was made of 2,000 cream-filled pastries

WORDS IN THE NEWS


1. measurement : N-COUNT
A measurement is a result, usually expressed in numbers, that you obtain by measuring something.

2. pastry6 : N-COUNT
Pastry is a food made from flour, fat, and water that is mixed together, rolled flat, and baked in the oven. It is used, for example, for making pies.

3. crafty : ADJ
If you describe someone as crafty, you mean that they achieve what they want in a clever way, ofter by deceiving people.


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1 marine 77Izo     
adj.海的;海生的;航海的;海事的;n.水兵
参考例句:
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
2 baker wyTz62     
n.面包师
参考例句:
  • The baker bakes his bread in the bakery.面包师在面包房内烤面包。
  • The baker frosted the cake with a mixture of sugar and whites of eggs.面包师在蛋糕上撒了一层白糖和蛋清的混合料。
3 pastries 8f85b501fe583004c86fdf42e8934228     
n.面粉制的糕点
参考例句:
  • He gave a dry laugh, then sat down and started on the pastries. 杜新箨说着干笑一声,坐下去就吃点心。 来自子夜部分
  • Mike: So many! I like Xijiang raisins, beef jerky, and local pastries. 麦克:太多了。我最喜欢吃新疆葡萄干、牛肉干和风味点心。
4 crafty qzWxC     
adj.狡猾的,诡诈的
参考例句:
  • He admired the old man for his crafty plan.他敬佩老者的神机妙算。
  • He was an accomplished politician and a crafty autocrat.他是个有造诣的政治家,也是个狡黠的独裁者。
5 groom 0fHxW     
vt.给(马、狗等)梳毛,照料,使...整洁
参考例句:
  • His father was a groom.他父亲曾是个马夫。
  • George was already being groomed for the top job.为承担这份高级工作,乔治已在接受专门的培训。
6 pastry Q3ozx     
n.油酥面团,酥皮糕点
参考例句:
  • The cook pricked a few holes in the pastry.厨师在馅饼上戳了几个洞。
  • The pastry crust was always underdone.馅饼的壳皮常常烤得不透。
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